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Aroma Hub

Patras Innovation Hub


The Aroma Hub, based in Patras Science Park, is the first Greek Innovation Hub of research labs and innovative companies active in the development, production and exploitation of products from Aromatic Plants and Essential Oils. The creation of innovation hubs by the Patras Science Park aims to assist, where possible, to the reintegration of the region through the penetration of the existing research/innovation ecosystem (which is highly developed in Western Greece) with the aim to increase competitiveness, create new jobs while limiting the phenomenon of brain-drain.


The purpose of Aroma HUB is to unite the efforts of its members in a common, strong collaborative structure – hub – creating for its members new pathways of research, technology and business partnerships. AromaHUB will also be able to offer:
– Suitable conditions for attracting young scientists and researchers, development centers, business
– Strong and well structured links between laboratories and industry
– Leadership at national level and international collaboration.


The activities and specific objectives of Aroma HUB include:
– Automation and / or scale up of production methods
– Development of new commercial products in different areas of industry
– Exploring new research fields
– Training of scientists in new fields of science, as well as in entrepreneurship, management and innovation
– Commercial exploitation of research results by establishing companies – or spin-off ventures
– Intellectual Property Rights Management
– Collaboration and services to industry
– Initiatives and participation in international projects
– Finding new financial tools for the implementation of projects and the financial support of its members
– Attraction of new members
– Cooperation with natural and legal persons abroad


Fotini Lamari

Director, Associate Professor

Patras Science Park Patras, Rio GR-265 04 Greece


+30 2610 911537

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Evangelia Gralista

Web Design Internship

Evangelia Gralista from Trikala,Greece is in her senior year at University of Patras in the department of mathematics. She is currently working as a web design intern at Patras Science Park (PSP).

Vicky Tomara

Development Director

Vicky studied Business Administration at Athens University of Economics and Business and she got a M.B.A. from University of Patras. Her experience and background focus on supporting businesses-academia partnerships. Especially, she has been primarily activated in innovation supporting tools, while she worked in the past as an economist and research project manager in the industry. She has a good knowledge of the Greek innovation ecosystem actors, including academia, research institutes, regional and central governmental organizations, entrepreneurs and industry. She contributed to the launch and development of the Innovation and Technology Transfer Office of the University of Patras where she served as a Technology Transfer Consultant for 4 years. She acted as the principal organizational officer on behalf of the University of Patras for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Patras IQ Innovation Exhibition. Also, she contributed to the launch and development of the Technology Transfer Office of Patras Science Park and she involved in the building of the collaborative network between both CERN procurement and CERN Technology Transfer Group with the Greek start up community & enterprises. She is currently the Development Director in Patras Science Park, she is member of the Advisory Board of the Proof of Concept and she participates in the selection committee in various regional innovation competitions.